“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit" (Ephesians 2:19-22).
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Protests and Unrest in the States!
As protests and unrest engulf the land of the free and the home of the brave, the prophet Isaiah’s prayer is appropriate and applicable. Isaiah cried out: “O LORD, be gracious to us; for we have waited for You. Be [our] strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of distress…The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. And He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge” (Isaiah 33:2, 5-6).
You see, Isaiah did not look to a particular political party; say the Party of the Patriarchs, or the Party of the Priests, or the Party of the Prophets, the Party of the Preachers or the Party of the Patriots to solve the problems of his beloved country, Israel. Rather, he reverently and resolutely looked to the Person of Yahweh, that is, the Self-existing, the Self-sufficient, the Sustainer, the Sovereign and the Supreme Deity of the Universe, to solve Israel’s problems. He knew that no political party, politician, nor president could solve his country’s political problems, let alone her spiritual problems. But he knew without a doubt that the Lord can because He is in a distinguished class all by Himself and has all power to do what man cannot do.
May You, O Yahweh, be gracious to the land of the free and the home of the brave, her salvation in this time of distress, and the stability of her times! In Jesus’ name, I pray! Amen!
Heavenly and Everlasting Father, we give You praise and thanks for giving us life and breath and all things on this first day of the month of October in the year of our Lord 2020. We bless You because Your word declares: “My times are in Your hand” (Psalm 32:15a). It also says: “In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them” (Psalm 139:16). Truly, You are in control of our lives. Father, forgive us for thinking that we are in control of our lives here on earth. You are the God of infinite knowledge, knowing the end from the beginning. You know all the trials, troubles, tribulations, and tests that will come our way and the triumphs testimonies that will arise from them to the honor of Your name. As such, we dedicate the month of October 2020 to You, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, to accomplish all that concerns our families and friends and ourselves, Your chosen nation of Israel, Your Church – made up of all genuine born again believers, and Your world – made up of all the nations – for the praise of Your glory! Thank You Lord for Your grace and goodness toward us! We give You all the glory in the precious name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Savior! AMEN and AMEN!
Although, some may deny it, yet the fact remains that we live in a broken, evil and fallen world. The feeling of insecurity among individuals and nations is at an all time high. The Covid-19 pandemic that is wreaking havoc in our world has made matters even worse for many. Since it is human nature to feel secure and protected, we seek protection in all kinds of places. Some seek protection from the latest technological monitoring devices. Others look to the departed spirits of loved ones to offer them protection and security in this world. Others put all their trust in their idols for their protection. Still others trust in their own abilities to protect themselves. These look to human strength for their security. But sadly, all these ways of seeking protection and security, have failed people again and again. So the question is: where can we find protection that is sure and secure in this life and in the life soon to come? Please find out here.
The Global Coronavirus Pandemic!
Our world is literally under attack. The global Coronavirus pandemic has brought our world to its knees. Millions have contracted the dreaded COVID-19 virus. Thousands upon thousands have lost their lives after contracting the virus. The future looks bleak for the world. But in the midst of this global pandemic, it is important for believers in Christ to keep reminding themselves that:
- God is our Go-To-Person;
- God is good all the time;
- God is gracious;
- God is great and greatly to be praised;
- God is our guide;
- God is our guard;
- God is our guardian;
- God Himself is our guarantee;
- God is the generous giver who gives life and takes it away. Blessed be His name!
For those who have lost loved ones in the global Coronavirus pandemic, we grieve with you. Our sincere prayer for you is that the Father of mercies, the God of all comfort, will Himself comfort you so that you will be able to comfort others in their trials and losses. [I have personally lost a beloved nephew to the virus in the UK]. We also thank God for those who have been treated and have recovered from the Coronavirus and trust you will be touched with the goodness and grace of God to you. [I also have another nephew who is recovering from the virus in the UK]. We also pray for God's hand of protection on the first responders across the globe. And we pray that even in such a time as this, "this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14).
Since the Church began her witness in Jerusalem, she has suffered persecution. Jesus, the Head of the Church, predicted her persecution (Matt. 10:16-23). Since this is an undeniably fact, the need to pray effectively for persecuted believers is ever urgent. This year's Persecution Sunday is November 1, 2020. Please join us in praying effectively for the Persecuted Church around the globe. In Acts 12, we see both persecution and divine intervention. The persecution of James led to his death. God sovereignly permitted that. However, Peter experienced divine intervention. Let’s therefore pray with the understanding that God is sovereign. He will intervene in the lives of some of our persecuted brothers and sisters. But others will enter into glory through death just as it was for James, the brother of John the apostle.
Among the many gifts God has given to His Church here on earth, are pastors and preachers. They have the blessed privilege and responsibility of equipping believers for the work of service (Ephesians 4:11-12). This work can only be done faithfully and fruitfully through the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is the vehicle God has chosen to release His anointing and power to work in and through pastors and preachers to fulfill their God-given task. Unfortunately, while pastors and preachers pray for the congregations they serve, they are not prayed for fervently and faithfully. But it doesn't need to be this way. Let's commit to praying for our pastors, especially in such a time as this.
Nothing delights the heart of God than to see His believing children overflowing in thanksgiving to Him. In fact, the Lord Himself declared that “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God” (Psalm 50:23). This is why it is important for the believer in Jesus to grow in gratitude to God. By the Holy Spirit, Paul emphasized this biblical teaching in his letter to the believers in the first century church at Colossae. He exhorts them to overflow with gratitude (see Colossians 2:7b). One simple, sweet and special way the Holy Spirit has been personally helping me to overflow with gratitude to the Lord my God is using the 26 letters of the English alphabet. By the grace of God, at the beginning of each month, I focus on the letter A – thanking and praising my God by listing the many qualities and ways He’s been and is a blessing to me. In fact, I look forward to each day of using the letter of the alphabet in expressing my heartfelt overflowing gratitude to my God. As I read the scriptures daily, the Holy Spirit adds to my list the things to be thankful for. Actually, the practice of using the letters of the alphabet in the worship of God is ancient. Psalm 119 and the book of Lamentations were written in alphabetical order in the Hebrew language to aid in memorization.
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